MG443      Half Unit
Organisational Behaviour (modular)

This information is for the 2013/14 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Connson Locke


This course is compulsory on the Executive Global MSc Management. This course is not available as an outside option.

Course content

The course seeks to understand individual attitudes and behaviour in an organizational context. It does this by reviewing psychological theories as they apply to organisations, demonstrating the contribution of a psychological perspective to understanding human behaviour at work, and critically evaluating the empirical evidence. The course attempts to strike a balance between theory and practice by applying the theories to practical problems in organizations.

Topics include motivation and rewards, intrinsic motivation, creativity, organizational justice, group processes, culture, perception, power and persuasion, and leadership.


Taught over 4 full days spread over 3 modules. The teaching is highly participative and includes lectures and classes for breakout discussion and exercises.

Formative coursework

Feedback will be given on online assignments, which will include one short essay preparing students for the exam.

Indicative reading

The course relies on journal articles (for example, Journal of Applied
Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behaviour). A complete reading list
will be provided at the start of the course. Sample texts include the following:
Colquitt, J.A., LePine, J.A.; Wesson, M.J. (2009) Organizational Behavior:
Improving Performance and Commitment in the Workplace (International
edition). New York: McGraw-Hill and Nelson, D.L. & Quick, J.C. (2013) ORGB3.
Cengage Learning


Essay (20%), take home exam (65%) and class participation (15%).

Class participation - in online assignments and team presentation.

Key facts

Department: Management

Total students 2012/13: Unavailable

Average class size 2012/13: Unavailable

Value: Half Unit

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